Servant Leadership in Action: How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results

Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Free sample

“The only way to create great relationships and results is through
servant leadership. It's all about putting other people first.”
– from the foreword by John Maxwell

We've all seen the negative impact of self-serving leaders in every sector of our society. Not infrequently, they end up bringing down their entire organization. But there is another way: servant leadership.

Servant leaders lead by serving their people, not by exalting themselves. This collection features forty-four renowned servant leadership experts and practitioners—prominent business executives, bestselling authors, and respected spiritual leaders—who offer advice and tools for implementing this proven, but for some still radical, leadership model.

Edited by legendary business author and lifelong servant leader Ken Blanchard and his longtime editor Renee Broadwell, this is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide ever published for what is, in every sense, a better way to lead.


Read more

About the author

Ken Blanchard is the founder and chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies. He is the coauthor of several best-selling books, including The One Minute Manager®_and The New One Minute Manager®, Raving Fans and Gung Ho! His books have combined sales of more than twenty million copies in forty-two languages. Ken is also cofounder of Lead Like Jesus, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and equipping people to be servant leaders.

Renee Broadwell is an editor at The Ken Blanchard Companies, with more than a decade of experience producing books on business and leadership. Prior to that, she helped coordinate academic programs at The Art Institute of California, San Diego.

Read more
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Read more
Published on
Mar 6, 2018
Read more
Pages
280
Read more
ISBN
9781523093984
Read more
Language
English
Read more
Genres
Business & Economics / Leadership
Business & Economics / Mentoring & Coaching
Religion / Christian Life / Personal Growth
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
 “I met last week with your leaders,” Ben began. “I heard what they had to say. And you know, they make a good point.” He paused. Take charge, Ben, he told himself. Take control. He looked around the conference room. Take, take, take. Was that really what he was here to do?
 
With their acclaimed bestseller The Go-Giver, Bob Burg and John David Mann proved that a heartfelt parable could also express a powerful idea. In The Go-Giver Leader (originally pub­lished as It’s Not About You), they offer an equally compelling tale about a struggling small business and the ambitious young executive trying to lead them to a crucial decision.
 
Allen & Augustine has manufactured high-quality chairs for decades. Its people take pride in their work and feel loyal to their owners and management team. But this revered company is now at a crossroads, hurt by a tough economy, foreign competition, and a cash crunch. The air is filled with the scent of uncertainty, anxiety, perhaps even panic.
 
Into this setting enters Ben, who’s been assigned by a larger firm to promote a merger that will rescue Allen & Augustine. Ben’s facts are undeniable: the chair maker can either merge and modernize or go bankrupt and vanish. So why can’t he persuade anyone to buy in, from the CEO on down?
Will Ben find a way to sway the employee shareholders before the climactic vote? And can Allen & Augustine survive without losing its soul? The answers may surprise you as you follow Ben on his journey to understanding that the path to genuine influence lies less in taking leadership than in giving it.
 
This revised and updated edition includes a new introduction, a discussion guide, and a Q&A with the authors.


From the Hardcover edition.
Read hilarious stories with serious lessons that Michael Lopp extracts from his varied and sometimes bizarre experiences as a manager at Apple, Pinterest, Palantir, Netscape, Symantec, Slack, and Borland. Many of the stories first appeared in primitive form in Lopp’s perennially popular blog, Rands in Repose. The Third Edition of Managing Humans contains a whole new season of episodes from the ongoing saga of Lopp's adventures in Silicon Valley, together with classic episodes remastered for high fidelity and freshness.

Whether you're an aspiring manager, a current manager, or just wondering what the heck a manager does all day, there is a story in this book that will speak to you—and help you survive and prosper amid the general craziness of dysfunctional bright people caught up in the chase of riches and power. Scattered in repose among these manic misfits are managers, an even stranger breed of people who, through a mystical organizational ritual, have been given power over the futures and the bank accounts of many others.

Lopp's straight-from-the-hip style is unlike that of any other writer on management and leadership. He pulls no punches and tells stories he probably shouldn't. But they are magically instructive and yield Lopp’s trenchant insights on leadership that cut to the heart of the matter—whether it's dealing with your boss, handling a slacker, hiring top guns, or seeing a knotty project through to completion.

Writing code is easy. Managing humans is not. You need a book to help you do it, and this is it.

What You'll Learn
Lead engineers
Handle conflict
Hire well
Motivate employees
Manage your boss
Discover how to say no
Understand different engineering personalities
Build effective teamsRun a meeting wellScale teams“/div>divWho This Book Is Fordiv
Managers and would-be managers staring at the role of a manager wondering why they would ever leave the safe world of bits and bytes for the messy world of managing humans. The book covers handling conflict, managing wildly differing personality types, infusing innovation into insane product schedules, and figuring out how to build a lasting and useful engineering culture.
Join the global movement that's making corporations more people-centric to achieve great results.

The world is facing a global leadership crisis. Seventy-seven percent of leaders think they do a good job of engaging their people, yet 88 percent of employees say their leaders don't engage enough. There is also a high level of suffering in the workplace: 35 percent of employees would forgo a pay raise to see their leaders fired.

This is an enormous waste of human talent--despite the fact that $46 billion is spent each year on leadership development.

Based on extensive research, including assessments of more than 35,000 leaders and interviews with 250 C-level executives, The Mind of the Leader concludes that organizations and leaders aren't meeting employees' basic human needs of finding meaning, purpose, connection, and genuine happiness in their work.

But more than a description of the problem, The Mind of the Leader offers a radical, yet practical, solution. To solve the leadership crisis, organizations need to put people at the center of their strategy. They need to develop managers and executives who lead with three core mental qualities: mindfulness, selflessness, and compassion.

Using real-world inspirational examples from Marriott, Accenture, McKinsey & Company, LinkedIn, and many more, The Mind of the Leader shows how this new kind of leadership turns conventional leadership thinking upside down. It represents a radical redefinition of what it takes to be an effective leader--and a practical, hard-nosed solution to every organization's engagement and execution problems.

«Si un desempeño pobre está atacando a su empresa, no se deje atrapar. Saque provecho de ¡Cierre las brechas!». —Harvey Mackay, autor del best seller del New York Times Nada entre tiburones sin que te coman vivo

«Este libro describe un enfoque, un marco para la acción y unas herramientas que pueden mejorar el desempeño general de una compañía mediante su personal. Este es un libro que tanto los gerentes de Recursos Humanos como los supervisores inmediatos deben leer». —Mike Woerner, director de Recursos Humanos, Wawa, Inc.

Gracias a sus clásicos empresariales, como El nuevo mánager al minuto, el autor best seller Ken Blanchard se ha convertido en un gurú de los negocios reconocido nacionalmente que presenta nuevos enfoques revolucionarios sobre la gerencia, el liderazgo, el servicio al cliente y más.

Ahora, Blanchard trabaja en equipo con Dana y Jim Robinson para enfrentar el problema crucial del desempeño humano en ¡Cierre las brechas!, una divertida parábola de negocios que combina el talento de Blanchard para contar historias con el enfoque pionero de los Robinson sobre la resolución de problemas. Los gerentes de todos los niveles que laboran en las organizaciones a menudo identifican un problema y se lanzan de inmediato a resolverlo. Sin embargo, muchas veces la solución no resuelve el problema, porque el gerente no descubrió la raíz del asunto.

Blanchard y sus coautores están aquí para enseñarle a evitar que caiga en esta... trampa destructora. En ¡Cierre las brechas!, Bill Ambers, el director de servicio al cliente en una firma de alta tecnología, se encuentra con un problema en la empresa: su centro de llamadas no está alcanzando el número de llamadas estipulados. Con la ayuda de Michael St. Vincent, jardinero y legendario jefe de Saint’s Nurseries and Landscaping, aprende a cavar sistemáticamente hasta encontrar la raíz del problema, y al hacerlo descubre tanto el enfoque de BRECHAS en cuanto a mejorar el rendimiento y una herramienta llamada Cerrador de brechas.

Con su fascinante historia, sus ejemplos vívidos y su enfoque amistoso hacia el lector, ¡Cierre las brechas! es de lectura obligatoria para todo aquel que busca identificar y corregir los factores que impactan negativamente el desempeño, de tal manera que el impacto determinante es significativo y mensurable.

©2018 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.